Bologonja gate

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Altitude: 1720 m.a.m.s.l.

A security check point near the northern border of Serengeti national park - where the Maasai Mara game reserve begins. It is seldom used when compared to others due to it being remote.

What to do there?Get your permits checked, or pay for them before entering or exiting the park, although if heading north into Masai Mara and ultimately Kenya, it would be best to check as to whether that is permitted for that time at park offices. There have been reports of this crossing being closed to tourists in the past and we are not sure as to whether it is open yet.

Alternatively, the gate could also be used as an information point or rest stop before heading west to Kogatende. For a list of other attractions that you could see in the area, please see the attractions page.

Best time to visit?Any time of the year. But for the wildebeest migration, the months of October and November would do.

Location of Bologonja gateBologonja gate is located a short distance south of the border between Kenya and Tanzania - and inside Serengeti national park, with only a ranger's post north of it before entering Maasai Mara game reserve.

It is also in an area with a few underground springs that feed into rivers. For more information on this location, please see the map below.

How to get there?By vehicle or by air, with the latter requiring a lengthy drive from the nearest airstrip. This could either be the nearest Lobo airstrip or other airstrips in Serengeti.

The gate is about 158 km from Naabi hill and 193 km from Ndabaka, about a half day drive or more depending on your vehicle. Some spare fuel and water might come in handy as fuel stations - especially for petrol are scarce in the area.

There is no preference for 4x4s, and both rentals and privately owned vehicles can be used. For more information on park fees and tariffs, please see the TANAPA website.

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